Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Neon Beat on Radio George - 12.30.13

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Ray Charles gets this hour goin' with "Hit The Road Jack!" The Lettermen follow with a period standard called "Goin Out Of My Head" (performed live) Hear Perry Como's great comeback hit from 1970, "It's Impossible." Frank Sinatra sings "The Lady Is A Tramp." The Marvelous Marilyn Maye performs a great song from "Kismet", "Night Of My Nights." Hear Nat Cole's "Unforgettable".. the song that defined the era. Vic Damone, Four Lads, Annette Funicello and more..http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

On The Neon Beat This Week, Jukebox 2:
Brook Benton loads the gospel gun opening this hour with "Shadrack." Tony Bennett sings the lovely ballad, "Because Of You." We team up Bing Crosby with Rosemary Clooney for a great big band standard by Charlie Barnett. Ella Fitzgerlad sings a wonderful skat around the song "Blue Skies" from the TV series "Pan Am." Nat King Cole croons a smooth standard called "I Love You For Sentimental Reasons." Hear some film music from Glen Campbell singing "True Grit" Listen to Buddy Clark, Gene Pitney, Perry Como and more.. Leave comments, see the playlists at... http://theneonbeat.blogspot.com/

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Singer, dancer and actress, Caterina Valente opens this hour with a sweeping version of "the Breeze And I." Frank Sinatra is next as we do a wee bit o' "Learning The Blues." Patti Page warms up the studio with "Steam Heat", a song from the Pajama Game. Enjoy a song from the film "Little Me" sung by Robert Goulet. Hear a lovely rendition of the song "Eternally" by Sarah Vaughan. Hear Bobby Darin, Jimmie Rogers, Henry Mancini, Petula Clark & introducing Jerry Costanzo. All at..http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

Neon Beat on Radio George - 12.23.13

On The Neon Beat this week on Jukebox 1: Canadian Michael Buble launches this lineup of great songs with "Foggy Day In London." Then listen to some great big band with Harry James and Helen Forest. Warm yourself up with an old summer favorite by Nat King Cole. We'll do a western set including Al Caiola, Marty Robbins, Dinah Shore, and Jimmy Dean. Listen to a Bowling Green, Kentucky group called the Hilltoppers with their version of "Marianne." Bing Crosby sings a Johnny Mercer fav with the Andrews Sisters. Christmas songs from Julie Andrews & Leroy Anderson. much mo http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/
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On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Bobby Goldsboro kicks off this hour with one of his most beloved hits, (written by Mac Davis) "Watching Scotty Grow." Listen to Dionne Warwick with "Promises Promises." Frank Sinatra sings a song from Martin Scorcese's "New York, New York" We do a little "Sway'in" with Dean Martin. Hear a rollicking number from "Funny Girl" sung by Barbra Streisand. Nat Cole sings his 1962 hit, "Rambling Rose." Christmas songs from Tony Bennett and Dino. These and more just for you. see the playlists, leave comments at http://theneonbeat.blogspot.com/

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Frank Sinatra opens this set as we go "Swinging Down The Lane." Peggy Lee is next with her 1958 signature favorite "Fever." Listen to a Nat King Cole standard, "LOVE." Hear the Mills Bros do a little singin' "Across The Alley From The Alamo." Hear some good instrumentals from Al Hirt, Bill Dogget, Henry Mancini & David Rose. Glen Campbell, Perry Como, Patti Page and some Christmas songs by Satchmo, & Ray Conniff. Much more at...http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

Monday, December 16, 2013

Neon Beat on Radio George - 12.16.13

The Neon Beat this week on Jukebox 1: Rosemary Clooney & The Orchestra slam into this hour with "Everything's Coming Up Roses." The Mike Curb Congregation is next with a theme from a 1971 Clint Eastwood film. Hear the one hit wonder duo of Art & Dotty Todd with "Chason' D' Amour." Hear "The Best Is Yet To Come" by Tony Bennett. The 4 Freshmen sing their signature hit from 1956, "Graduation Day." Hear Dean Martin with the EZ Riders singing another "56" hit called "Memories Are Made Of This." Bert Kaempfert, Eydie Gormet, Lettermen, Bruce Channel and more. all on... http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Sarah Vaughan kicks off the hour with "How High The Moon." (some great skat) Englebert Humperdinck is next with his great comeback hit, "After The Loving." Laugh a little with Phil Harris as he provides some guy advice regarding "44 Sycamore." Frank Sinatra sings "Can i Steal A Little Love." Connie Francis performs a sweeping version of "Quando, Quando." Hear some seasonal favs with Peggy Lee and Dean Martin. Hear The Ames Bros, Perry Como, The Hilltoppers and more.

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Tom Jones launches this set with a film theme, "What's New Pussycat?" Elvis jumps in there after the introductions with another great film song, "Viva Las Vegas." Andy Williams sings a song "you can't refuse" from "The Godfather." Patti Page sings a sweet memory called, "I'll Remember Today." Listen to Bobby Darin with, "A Nightengale In Berkley Square." We'll include some Christmas favorites with Jimmie Durante and KC's Koko Conley! Hear Julie London, Nat King Cole, Buddy Knox and more. all at....http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

Monday, December 9, 2013

Neon Beat on Radio George - 12.9.13

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Tom Jones blasts off with one of his many charting hits, "Daughter Of Darkness." Herb Alpert follows up with some 1967 film music from "Casino Royale." Rosemary Clooney & Guy Mitchell team up for a song from "Pagan Love Songs." Listen to an iconic performance by Gene Kelly from "Singin' In The Rain." Listen to Bette Midler with a rousing re-make of an of' Peggy Lee hit, "Alright Ok You Win." Frank Sinatra sings some great Cole Porter. Hear the signature performance of Eddie Heywood with Hugo Winterhalter's RCA Orch as they play, "Canadian Sunset." Hear Matt Monro, Tony Bennett, Peggy Lee and more..

On The Neon Beat this week on Jukebox 2: Ella Fitzgerald launches Juike 2 with a toe tapper called, "Let Yourself Go!" Sammy Davis is next with a song you can taste, "Candy Man." Listen to a great piano piece that proved a one hit wonder for Frank Mills. Remember a 1956 film called "High Society" with one of songs in that movie sung by Bing Crosby and Louis Armstrong, "Now You Has Jazz." Enjoy a smooth version of a Gershwin song heard in "An American In Paris" "Our Love Is Here To Stay" sung by Nat King Cole. Listen to the Marvelous Marilyn Maye with a rousing version of a great Jerome Kern song. Hear Frank Sinatra, The Lettermen, Kay Starr, and more..

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Anita O'Day opens this set with a west coast jazz version of "Let's Face The Music & Dance." Then Dean Martin opens his closet door for The Four Lads and himself singing "Standing On The Corner." We'll Team up Frank and Sammy for a little rat packin' as they sing, "Me And My Shadow." Listen to a tender piano piece that remembers a stunning performance of a female Romanian Olympic contender. "Nadia's Theme" by Barry DeVorzon. Hear some great big band with Les Brown. Listen to Vic Damone, Sergio Mendez, Nat King Cole and many more. All at... http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

Neon Beat on Radio George - 12.3.13

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: The Crews Cuts get the show underway with "Life Could Be A Dream" More popularly known as "Sh- Boom!" Frank Sinatra follows with one of his most popular songs, "Strangers In The Night." Hear some down home folk music with The New Christy Minstrels, The Kingston Trio, and Judy Collins. Hum along with a "Doodlin' Song" with Peggy Lee. Perry Como croons a lovely song written by Don McClean, "And I Love You So." Hear Nat Cole, Bobby Vinton, Ella Fitzgerald with Louis Armstrong and more. all at...

On The Neon Beat this week, Juke 2: Rosemary Clooney begins this hour with Harry James performing a good ol' Hoagy Charmichael song. We do a little "Racing With the Moon" with Vaughn Monroe next. Hear Bobby Darin's 1959 hit, "Dream Lover" Listen to Nat King Cole's "Mona Lisa." Doris Day sings one of her last charting records from 1958, "Everybody Loves A Lover." Hear some great big band with Glen Gray's Casa Loma Orch doing "Begin The Beguine." We team up Rosemary Clooney with Bing Crosby, "Come To The Mardis Gras." Connie Francis, Guy Mitchell, Ray Charles and more.. http://theneonbeat.blogspot.com/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Steve and Eydie launch this hour with a rousing version of a great Glenn Miller hit. Sammy Davis Jr follows next with a Broadway song, "What Kind Of Fool Am I?" Hear Dean Martin's signature hit, "Everybody Love's Somebody" Listen to Johnny Mathis' lush rendition of "Misty." Natalie Cole does a great version of an old Ella Fitzgerald standard, "Tiskit, Tasket" Hear Frank Sinatra's "Come Fly With Me", the McGuire Sisters, Neil Diamond and lots more. All at... http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

Monday, November 25, 2013

Neon Beat on Radio George - 11.25.13

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Kay Starr kicks off this set from an album considered to be one of her best. A jazzy version of "Night Train." Frank Sinatra is next as he brews up a little "Witchcraft." Then open your songbooks and listen (or sing along) to a couple of spiritual arrangements with Tony Bennett and Louis Armstrong. Dean Martin sings "In The Chapel In the Moonlight." Enjoy some great big band with Harry James & Helen Forrest, "I've Heard That Song Before." Listen to Jo Stafford, Nelson Riddle, Jack Jones "Wives and Lovers" and more..

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Rosemary Clooney opens with a little salza and Perez Pardo with, "Sway." The Four Lads are next with a song from "Gypsy." Hear Bobby Darin's chart topping version of "Mack The Knife." Enjoy some hit instrumentals with Herb Alpert, Harry James, Henry Mancini, and Horst Jankowski. Sammy Davis Jr teams up with Count Basie for "the Work Song." Enjoy a James Bond run with Shirley Bassey and Tom Jones. Hear Sinatra, Brook Benton, Harpers Bazaar and more. See the playlists, leave comments at ... http://theneonbeat.blogspot.com/ HappyThanksgiving!

ON the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Patti Page launches this hour with a light hearted song of redemption from the "Pajama Game." Then listen to Nat King Cole sing a jazzy toe tapper called "Walking My Baby Back Home." Frank Sinatra croons a song from one of his first "theme" albums, "In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning." Marilyn Monroe performs, "My Heart Belongs To Daddy" with Mel Torme. Hear American's sweetheart, "Annette" with "O Dio Mio." We'll play Ella Fitzgerald, Pat Boone, some folk from The Brothers 4 and much more. All on... http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

Monday, November 18, 2013

Neon Beat on Radio George - 11.18.13

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Petula Clark opens the hour with one of her great charting hits, "Don't Sleep In The Subway" Frank Sinatra sings a cha-cha song called "Granada." Hear Dean Martin with "You're Nobody Til Somebody Loves You." Kay Starr sings one of her top charting songs, "Wheel Of Fortune." Enjoy the Everly Brothers with "Walk right Back." Sonny James 1957 hit, "Young Love." Hear Si Zentner's "Lazy River," Andy Williams, Doris Day and more.

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Robert Goulet launches this h
our with a look back at "Summer Sounds." The McGuire Sisters follow up with their mid 50's hit, "Sugartime." Hear Lena Horne's signature hit, "Stormy Weather." Listen to Tony Bennett sing with Count Basie's Orchestra. Hear some great film music with Herb Alpert playing "Zorba The Greek." Peter Paul & Mary sing, "Leaving On A Jet Plane." Listen to Harry Nilsson, Dionne Warwick, Brook Benton's "Shadrach," Peggy Lee, Sergio Mendez and lots more.

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Dean Martin opens this set with "Send Me The Pillow You Dream On." Marilyn Maye sings her signature hit, "Cabaret" Listen to a lovely version of a song based on an old German folk tune, "You You You" by The Ames Brothers. Listen to an award winning song for both vocalist and orchestra for the year it came out, Frank Sinatra's "It Was A Very Good Year." Enjoy Annette's "Pineapple Princess." Great instrumentals by Al Hirt, Sounds Orchestral, and Henry Mancini. Listen to Bobby Darin, Sarah Vaughan, Jim Reeves and more. http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Neon Beat on Radio George - 11.11.13

This week on The Neon Beat, Jukebox 1: (good to be back after being on the road) Ella Fitzgerald kicks off this set with a song taken from the "Pan Am" soundtrack, "Blue Skies." Henry Mancini is next with a TV theme from a show that only ran one season, "Mister Lucky." Perry Como sings one of the many great songs from "South Pacific." Frank Sinatra does one from that Swinging Session album with Nelson Riddle, "S'posin." Enjoy Bruce Channel's one hit wonder, "Hey Baby." Hear the unique harmonies of The Everly Brothers with "Til I Kissed You." Mel Carter, Julie Rogers, Rob McHenry, Mitch Miller and many more.

This week on the Neon Beat, Jukebox 2: Roll out those "Lazy Hazy Crazy Days Of Summer" with Nat King Cole & The Ralph Carmichael Chorus. Tony Bennett follows up with a song from The Sound Of Music. Listen to Johnny Mathis with a lush version of "Venus." Recall the golden days of MGM as Judy Garland sings, "the Trolley Song." Frank Sinatra croons a tender version of "Young At Heart." Hear some big band with Benny Goodman and Glenn Miller. Listen to Jo Stafford, Connie Francis, Herb Alpert and lots more.

This week on the Neon Beat, Jukebox 3: The Ray Charles Singers launch this set with a 1960 chart topper, "Love Me With All Your Heart." Peggy Lee then kicks it in gear with "Come Back To Me!" Enjoy some great Big Band with Glen Gray's Casa Loma Orch. dong a great Tommy Dorsey standard. Tony Bennett performs a fine jazz interpretation of a great Beatles hit, "Something." Listen to Ella Fitzgerald with "In The Still Of The NIght." Hear Harry Connick Jr, Nat King Cole, Buddy Greco, Bent Fabric's "Alley Cat" and lots more. http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

Monday, October 28, 2013

Neon Beat on Radio George - 10.28.13

This week on The Neon Beat, Jukebox 1: Frank Sinatra opens this set with a cut from the "Swingin Session" album with Nelson Riddle, "Blue Moon." Then listen to Peggy Lee & Benny Goodman with her hit right off Stage Door Canteen, "Why Don't You Do Right?" Enjoy a couple of Glenn Miller standards. "Jukebox Saturday Night" and "Kalamazoo." Ride "The Atchison Topeka & The Santa Fe" with Rosemary Clooney. Listen to the Nat Cole Trio with "Paper Moon." Enjoy Satcho and Bing Crosby as we go "Way Down Yonder In New Orleans." En-yoy Frankie Yankovic with "the Beer Barrel Polka" Hear Anita Kerr, Johnny Mathis, Claude King and mucho much mo... http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

This week on The Neon Beat, Jukebox 2: Perry Como launches this hour with The Ramblers singing, "Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes." We bring on Steve and Eydie to do a little dancin' "Cheek To Cheek." Andy Williams sings what one reviewer called, the perfect theatre song, "April In Paris." Hear a 1970's favorite from the film "Mahogany" sung by Dianna Ross. Sammy Davis Jr sings a song from "Stop The World" called "What Kind Of Fool Am I?" Hear Nat King Cole's, "L.O.V.E." Jazz diva Dianne Reeves sings a song from the recent hit film "Good Night and Good Luck." Hear Ella Fitzgerald, Bobby Vinton, Lyle Lovett and more. leave comments see the playlists at.. http://theneonbeat.blogspot.com/ (recently updated..Thank ya Joe Dimino! Mr. Neon Jazz.)

This week on The Neon Beat, Jukebox 3: The Mills Brothers kick off this hour with a bright and perky arrangement of "The Glow Worm." Then enjoy the vocal styling of "The Good Lifehttp://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/
" by Tony Bennett. Frank Sinatra sings an old Les Brown hit, "How Bout You?" Peggy Lee puts on her bling with "Baubles Bangles & Beads." Bing Crosby sings a Roy Rogers hit called "Don't Fence Me In." Barbra Streisand does "Second Hand Rose." Hear Louis Prima and Keely Smith with "That Old Black Magic." Nat King Cole, The Four Freshmen, The Andrews Sisters and lots more at..

Neon Beat on Radio George - 10.21.13

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Kay Starr launches this hour with a swinging cut from one of her most celebrated albums, "Swingin' Down the Lane." Les Brown and his Band of Renown is next with, "I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm." We do a little Rat Pack with a fun version of "Sam's Song" (or Dean's song:) Listen to Louis Prima belt out a cool version of "Wonderland By Night." Mel Torme croons out some Broadway with "All I Need Is The Girl." Hear The New Christy Minstrels with "Green Green." KC's Rob McHenry with "Lady In Red." Some great big band with Harry James Benny Goodman, and lotz more.. http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/ Have a wonderful week!

On the Neon Beat this week, Juke 2: Bobby Goldsboro kicks off this set with a great Mac Davis song, "Watching Scotty Grow." Dinah Washington (aka Ruth Jones) is next with her 1959 hit, "What A Difference A Day Makes." Hear some great honey in the horn with Mr. Al Hirt. Sing along with the Chordettes' "Mr. Sandman." Nat King Cole croons a smooth and tender version of "Tenderly." Hear Lucille Ball with a song from "Wildcat." Recall when "Clancy Lowered the Boom" by Dennis Day. Listen to Sam Cooke, Perry Como, Patti Page, Roy Rogers and more. Leave comments and see the playlists at.. http://theneonbeat.blogspot.com/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: The dulcet tones of Tony Bennett launch this hour with called, "Stranger In Paradise." Then "Keep Your Sunnyside Up" with the Hi Lo's! Hear a tender song recalling that ol' ballpark with Frank Sinatra. Listen to The Marvelous Marylin Maye with a song that wowed em' on the Tonight Show. "Put A Little Love in Your Heart" listening to Jackie DeShannon. Fun with Phil Harris as Ballou the Bear singing, "the Bare Neccessities" from the Jungle book. Dean Martin, Tom Jones, Rosemary Clooney and lots more, on.. http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

Monday, October 14, 2013

Neon Beat on Radio George - October 14, 2013

On The Neon Beat this week on Jukebox 1: Andy Williams launches this weeks great hits with "That Old Bilbao Song." The 4 Knights are next with their 1950's chart hit, "I Get So Lonely." Hear an old prime time TV hit with Valjean's "The Theme From Ben Casey." Listen to Patty Duke sing a song heard in the film "Billie" and on "Shindig." Listen to Tony Bennett sing a Cole Porter classic. Hear "Come Saturday Morning" by The Sandpipers, Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra and lots more ear candy at.. http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/ Have a great week!

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Perry Como kicks off this hour with a song that was Perino's stab at a hit in the rock n' roll era. A sock hop hit called "Jukebox Baby." Dean Martin is next with "Powder Your Face with Sunshine." Hear The Chordettes with "Never On Sunday." Nat King Cole teams up with The 4 Knights for "If I May." Hear Ray Charles with a great Hoagy Carmicheal standard. And "It Takes 2 To Tango" as noted by Louis Armstrong. Listen to Henry Mancini, Jane Morgan, Pat Boone and more. Leave comments and see the playlists at.. http://theneonbeat.blogspot.com/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Sergio Mendez begins this set with "Pretty World." Trini Lopez follows up with a salsa treatment of the Peter Paul & Mary hit, "Lemon Tree" Hear Ed Ames lovely song from the play "I Do, I Do" "My Cup Runneth Over." Listen to a signature Dean Martin favorite, "Everybody Loves Somebody." Frank Sinatra sings a Harold Arlen song, "Let's Fall In Love." It's "A Sign Of The Times" with Petula Clark. Hear Perry Como, Patti Page's "Allegheny Moon", Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald and lots more. All at... http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

Neon Beat on Radio George - October 7, 2013

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Frank Sinatra kicks of the hour with "Come Fly With Me." The English Gentleman, a great international hit maker named Matt Monro sings some film music remembering the James Bond movie, "From Russia With Love." Dean Martin sings "Kick In The Head" from Oceans 11. Listen to a great Indianapolis quartet, The Four Freshmen, with "Day By Day." Actor Richard Chamberlain sings the "Theme From Dr. Kildare." Hear Gene Kelly's "Singing In The Rain", Anita Bryant, Glenn Miller, Lena Horne, and more.

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Bobby Darin's "Dream Lover" launches this set. Followed up by a little (ahem) "Friendly Persuasion" with Pat Boone. Listen to a fun little obscure hit by Doris Day called "Ooh Bang Jiggly Jang" (what a rapper would do with that eh?:) Hear a tender rendition of "The Way You Look Tonight" by Tony Bennett. A lush version of a great Hoagy Carmichael song sung by Nat King Cole. Hear a 1950's hit for Les Paul & Mary Ford, "How High The Moon." Steve Lawrence, Perry Como, Bing Crosby and lots-a more.

On The Neon Beat this week, Juke 3: Dean Martin kicks er' off with "Lay Some Happiness On Me." Then we listen to some classic folk with the Kingston Trio, "It Takes A Worried Man." Hear Nat King Cole's lovely, "Mona Lisa" Frank Sinatra sings some classic Cole Porter. Hear a one hit wonder from 1958 for the husband-wife duo of Art and Dotty Todd. Some signature big band from Harry James playing, "You Made Me Love You." Barbara Streisand's "He Touched Me." Rick Nelson, Bobby Darin, The Limeliters and more. http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

Neon Beat on Radio George - September 30, 2013

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Peggy Lee begins the set with a charming little "Doodlin' Song." Perry Como follows up with the Mitchell Ayers Orchestra & the Ray Charles Singers, "Papa Loves Mambo" Hear a song by the Four Lads known as "A Paper Of Pins" (Also called, "The Bus stop Song.") Hear some great instrumentals by Mantovani, Jackie Gleason, and Harry James. Robert Goulet sings "I've Got The World On A String" Louis Armstrong and Bing Crosby team up "At The Jazz Band Ball." Hear Tony Bennett's "I Left My Heart... in?  Frankie Valli, Sarah Vaughan and more..http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/ ( i almost named this show, "gotta Have my tunes!" Enjoy.

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: The "Drifters" launch this set with one of their high charting standards, "On Broadway" Then Elvis sings of another place where the neon lights are bright, "Viva Las Vegas" We team up Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra with a fun little romp called, "Well Did You Evah?" Kay Starr sings a jazzy version of "Up A Lazy River" Hear a country song that proved a 1962 hit for Nat King Cole, "Rambling Rose." Listen to Connie Francis's lilting version of "Quando, Quando" Hear Johnny Mathis, Dean Martin, Louis Prima, Dianne Reeves and more.. Cooments and see the playlists at: http://theneonbeat.blogspot.com/

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: This star-studded hour begins with a little "Sway-in" with Dean Martin. Frank Sinatra follows with one of his top charting hits, "Strangers In The Night." Louis Armstrong sings a song from the Broadway musical, "Mame." Hear Patti Page's version of the John Hartford song, "Gentle On My Mind." Listen to Frankie Avalon's "Venus." The first lady of song, Ella Fitzgerald performs "Everytime We Say Goodbye." Ray Conniff, The Lettermen, Marty Robbins, Anne Murray's version of "Dannys Song" and lots more.. Have a great week! http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

Neon Beat on Radio George - September 23, 2013

This week on The Neon Beat, jukebox 3: Robert Goulet kicks off this hour with a song from the play "Little me." Eartha Kitt is next with a song that wow'd em' during a 1950's review, "Cest Si Bon" Hear Hoagy Charmichael play one of his great songs, "Georgia On My Mind." Bobby Darin does what would be considered a fun albeit "politically incorrect" arrangement of "Clementine" by today's standards. Sammy Davis Jr performs a high charting period hit, "The Shelter Of Your Arms" Hear The McGuire Sisters, Johnny Mathis, Frankie Avalon, Leroy Anderson's "the Typewriter Song" and lots more. Hear them at... http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/ Have a great week kids!

Neon Beat on Radio George - September 10, 2013

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: The Four Lads kick off this hour with a song from "Gypsy." A former London bus driver, Matt Monro sings his 1960's stateside hit, "My Kind Of Girl." Peggy Lee does a bluesy little feminine declaration called "I Am A Woman." (uh..yeh!) Frank Sinatra sings the song "Pennies From Heaven." We team up Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney as "Come To the Mardis Gras." Ray Charles and the Raylettes sing "Hit The Road Jack." Hear "Blue Velvet" with Bobby Vinton. Listen to Johnny Mathis, Dusty Springfield, Mel Carter, Ella Fitz and lots more..

On the Neon Beat this week Jukebox 3: Nat King Cole kicks off this hour with a jazzy toe tapper called, "Walkin' My Baby Back Home." The listen to the late Eydie Gormet with a lovely rendition of the song, "Love Letters." Cut-a-rug with the Les Elgart orchestra with the "Bandstand Boogie." Listen to Les Brown with Doris Day singing some great Gershwin, "S Wonderful." Frank Sinatra sings a song from the Martin Scorsese musical, "New York, New York. Hear Tony Bennett, Judy Garland, Perry Como and more. All at.. http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Neon Beat on Radio George - 9.2.13

On The Neon Beat this week Jukebox 1: Kay Starr launches this set with an uptempo jazz standard, "Mississippi." Listen to Vic Damone sing a song from "My Fair Lady." Hear The Marvelous Marilyn Maye with "Sherry." Frank Sinatra sings a song from "The Yellow Rose Royce." Listen to Perry Como perform a song heard in "the King And I." Johnny Mathis sings "Misty." We'll do a little Hootenanny with The Rooftop Singers from 1963 singing "Walk Right In." Hear Rosemary Clooney with Perez Prado singing "Sway!" Engelbert Humperdinck (spell check!), Debbie Reynolds, The Kingston Trio and more.

On The Neon Beat this week Juke 2: Dean Martin sings a song with four happy fella's called the Lads. "Standing On The Corner." Peggy Lee is next with a song of concession, "Alright, Ok, You Win." Frank Sinatra sings a song from his Swinging Session album with Nelson Riddle, "My Blue Heaven." Patti Page sings the theme song from a creepy Betty Davis film called "Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte." Hear Bing Crosby with the Fred Waring Chorale sing "The Whiffenpoof Song." Listen to Nat Cole, Gogi Grant, a Western set with Hugo Montenegro and Loren Green.

On The Neon Beat this week Jukebox 3: Andy Williams kicks off this hour with a snappy early hit called "Butterfly." Ed Ames follows with a lovely 1967 hit from the play "I do, I do." "My Cup Runneth Over." Listen to some great instrumental hits this hour, "More" by Kai Winding, "Summer Place" by Percy Faith, "Soul Coaxing" by Raymond LeFevre. Frank Sinatra sings a version of "Old Devil Moon." Hear Nat King Cole from the summer of 1964, "That Sunday That Summer." Brenda Lee, Ray Charles, Vikki Carr and lots more. All at.. http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

Neon Beat on Radio George - 8.19.13

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Kay Starr launches this set with a hit toe tapper from 1952 called "Side By Side." Listen to Johnny Mercer & the Pied Pipers sing "Personality." Then enjoy some Italian crooning with Dean Martin singing, "Under The Bridges Of Paris." Steve and Eydie pair up for a fun version of "Besame' Mucho." Enjoy a charming Charlie Chaplin song performed my "Nat King Cole." Connie Francis does her 1958 hit, "Who's Sorry Now." We'll go "Walking After Midnight" with Patsy Cline." Tom Jones, Bing Crosby, Glen Campbell, Roger Miller and much mo.

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Steve Lawrence begins with a powerfully sung rendition of "Portrait Of My Love." Hear the Carpenters sing a 1970's hit standard from Sesame Street." A song to be recreated in many languages. Frank Sinatra sings a great Cole Porter standard, "I've Got You Under My Skin." We'll find our thrill on "Blueberry Hill" with Satchmo. Barbra Streisand sings her lovely hit song from "Funny Girl." Hear some great Benny Goodman swing as we go "Stompin' At The Savoy." Listen to Engelbert Humperdinck, Judy Garland, The Association and more.

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Tony Bennett kicks er' off with a song from "The Sound Of Music." Roger Whittaker follows up with a 1970's breath of fresh ocean air called "The Last Farewell." Hear Dionne Warwick with a Broadway play hit called, "Promises Promises." Listen to Barbra Streisand sing a hit song she had bet with her producer would never be a hit. (wrong) http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/
Vic Damone croons a lovely ballad from "South Pacific." Andy Williams sings "The Day's Of Wine & Roses." Laugh with Phil Harris with his fun novelty hit, "44 Sycamore." Burl Ives, Patti Page, Andre Previn, Dinah Shore and more. All at..

Neon Beat on Radio George - 8.12.13

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Steve and Eydie begin this hour with a Steve Allen jazz composition, "This Could Be The Start Of Something Big." Then we cool things down, (only to heat things back up:) with Engelbert Humperdinck's "Winter World Of Love." Hear Petula Clark's "It's A Sign Of The Times." Kay Starr sings a 1950's chart topper and jukebox favorite called, "The Rock N' Roll Waltz." Listen to Frank Sinatra croon a tender Rod McKuen song called "Cycles." Hear The Four Lads, Patti Page, Frankie Laine, Tennessee Ernie Ford and lot's more...

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Dean Martin launch's this hour with "Just In Time." (The late) Eydie Gormet sings her lovely rendition of "April Shower." (Eydie just passed at age 84) Nat King Cole follows with a lush version of "To The Ends Of The Earth." Hear Bing Crosby croon the Victor Young favorite, "Around the World." Listen to Rose Clooney's 1951 standard, "Come Onna My House." Perry Como's "Round and Round." Bobby Darin "I Got Rhythm." Hear some great instrumentals by Herb Alpert, Roger Williams, and John Williams.

Neon Beat on Radio George - 8.5.13

On the Neon Beat this week Jukebox 1: The Ames Brothers launch this set with an old Jazz standard, "On A Slow Boat To China." Rose Clooney follows up with "You're Just Too Marvelous For Words." Hear a smooth 1955 hit for Nat King Cole, "A Blossom Fell." We'll have a cuppa joe with Frank Sinatra singing, "The Coffee Song." Enjoy an amorous number by Jo Stafford called, "Teach Me Tonight."
Enjoy some great big band with Benny Goodman. Listen to a hit song from the film "Calamity Jane" sung by Doris Day. Hear Jerry Vale, Andy Williams, and a fun early 60's hit from down under by Rolf Harris.

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: New Orleans Trumpeter Al Hirt opens this hour with "Cotton Candy." Wilburt Harrison follows with his hit song all about the city of fountains. Bette Midler teams up with Barry Manilow to sing a Peggy Lee standard.(expresses my sentiments zactly:) Then we'll play a Peg hit she sang with Benny Goodman, "Why Don't You Do Right." Hear a lovely version of "Our Winter Love" by The Lettermen. Dean Martin's "Crying Like A Baby" Listen to Vikki Carr, Frankie Laine, Debbie Reynolds and lots more.. at... http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

Friday, July 19, 2013

Neon Beat on Radio George - July 15, 2013

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: The Four Aces launch the hour with "Those Wedding Bells." The English gentlemen, Matt Monro folllows up with "I'll Take Romance." We pair up Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra for a sassy number from the film "High Society." Jo Stafford sings a lush version of "Sunday Kind Of Love" with Paul Weston's Orch. Hear Bobby Vinton's "Roses Are Red," "Son Of A Preacher Man" sung by Dusty Springfield. Dean Martin, Johnny Mathis, Ella Fitzgerald and more..http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: The Marvelous Marilyn Maye opens this set with her rousing song, "Step To the Rear." Dean Martin is next with "Lay Some Happiness on Me." Listen to Henry Mancini's "Theme From Peter Gunn." Doris Day performs a great period hit, "Bewitched, Bothered, & Bewiildered." TV talk show host and game show mogal, Merv Griffin, sings a lovely period hit called, "Morningside Of The Mountain." We'll play a 1957 chart hit for Nat King Cole, "Send For Me." Hear Rosemary Clooney, Al Martino, KC's own Rob McHenry and more..http://theneonbeat.blogspot.com/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: The Seekers open this hour with their 1966 film hit, "Georgie Girl." Canada's, The Crew Cuts are next with their signature period hit, "Sh Boom." Hear actress, singer, Theresa Brewer with one of her 1950's hits, "Pledging My Love." Frank Sinatra sings, "It Happened In Monterrey." Listen to Vic Damone as he croons a song from "West Side Story." Sarah Vaughan sings a lovely period song called, "Eternally." Hear Robert Goulet, The Lettermen, Tony Bennett and more at.. http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat

Neon Beat on Radio George - July 8, 2013

On The Neon Beat this-a week, Jukebox 1: Louis Armstrong launches the set with "Hello Dolly!" The we "Jump In The Line" with the king of calypso, Harry Belefonte. We relive the golden age of MGM with Judy Garland with "I Got Rhythm." We'll take er "Nice and Easy" with Frank Sinatra followed by a Grammy award winning song by Jack Jones." Doris Day sings a classic from the film "The Man Who Knew Too Much." Enjoy some great big band with Harry James, "A Doodlin' Song" with Peggy Lee, Les Baxter, Della Reese, Mel Torme and much more..

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Dean Martin kicks this hour off with a little afredo on his tie with "An Evening In Roma." Then hear Rosemary Clooney's 1951 chart hit, "Come Onna My House." Hear some great folk with The Kingston Trio, "The MTA" We'll play Tom Jones' super hit, "She's A Lady." We'll do a fun rat pack sweep with Dino & Sammy Davis Jr followed by Frank. Listen to Nat King Cole sing "If I May." Barbra Streisand sings a great song from "Cats." Hear Al Hirt, Connie Francis, Herb Alpert and more. See the playlists, NB News or leave a comment at.. http://theneonbeat.blogspot.com/2013/06/neon-beat-on-radio-george-61013.html

On The Neon Beat, Jukebox 3: Perry Como opens this set with a 1955 sock hop hit called "Tina Marie." KC's Marilyn Maye follows up with a rollicking version of a great Dave Brubeck song. Listen to a wonderful Berlin pianist with his 1965 hit, "Walk In The Black Forest." We'll play two versions of the song, "On A Clear Day" by Sammy Davis Jr (doing his own percussion) and a sweeping version by Johnny Mathis. Hear Engelbert Humperdinck's great comeback hit, "After The Loving." Frank Sinatra, The Andrews Sisters, The Platters and more at ...http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

Neon Beat on Radio George - July 1, 2013

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Dean Martin starts this hour with "Somewhere There's A Someone." Perry Como is next with a bluesy toe tapper called "Dream On Little Dreamer." Kay Starr sings one of her chart toppers, a title now used for a popular game show, "Wheel Of Fortune." Listen to Nat King Cole with a lovely song from a 1950's film called, "Anna." Hear a lush 1960 instrumental..Aker Bilk's "Stranger On The Shore." Elvis Presley's "Suspicious Minds", Pet Clark's "Don't Sleep In The Subway", Pat Boone, Tony Bennett and more...

Neon Beat on Radio George - June 24, 2013

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Kay Starr fires up this hour with a toe tappin' version of "Swinging Down the Lane." Harry Connick Jr follows up with a "Recipe For Making Love." Hear the Ames Brothers with a 1953 song based on an old German folk tune with the orchestra of Hugo Winterhalter. Hear a swinging version of "Let Yourself Go" by Ella Fitzgerald. We'll get "Breathless" with Nat King Cole. Listen to "That's Life" by Frank Sinatra, The Mills Brothers, Wayne Newton, and an old song by the Brass Ring that was heard in a 1967 cigarette commercial.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Neon Beat on Radio George - 6.17.13

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Canada's The Four Lads kick off this hour with the Ray Conniff singers with "Put A Light In the Window." Louis Prima follows with "The Music Goes Round And Round." Then hear Barbra Streisand with a song also heard in the Disney movie "Pinnochio" "I've Got No Strings" Listen to a 1960's fav by The Association, "Cherish." Dionne Warwick sings a great Burt Bacharach favorite. Nat King Cole sings, "It's Only A Paper Moon." You'll hear Frank Sinatra, Vic Damone, Elvis, Dusty Springfield and lots more.

On The Neon Beat this week Jukebox 3: Dino opens this hour with "Mambo Italiano!" Doris Day follows with a song heard in the film "The Man Who Knew Too Much" "Que Sera, Sera." Listen to Engelbert Humperdinck with "The Last Waltz." We'll include the lush harmonies of The Beach Boys with "In My Room." Hear a great Harold Arlen song sung by Frank Sinatra, "Let's Fall In Love." Some great listening with The Andrews Sisters, Bing & Gary Crosby (Sam's Song), The Lettermen, Judy Garland and lots more. go to.. http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

Neon Beat on Radio George - 6.10.13

On The Neon Beat this week, Juke 2: Barbra Streisand opens up the set with a "tailored" piece recalling the old NY neighborhood, "Sam You Made The Pants Too Long." Dean Martin follows up with a song, that well could have been called "thematic" for the man's ongoing personae, "Little Ol Wine Drinker Me." Listen to a cool memory by Petula Clark, "There's A Cat In The Window." Hear a couple of Frank Sinatra songs in this set, "S'posin" from his "Swinging Session LP" and a film song "Forget Domani. Hear a lush version of "Stardust" by Nat King Cole. Listen to Tom Jones, The Drifters, Al Martino, Louis Armstrong and more. http://theneonbeat.blogspot.com/2013/05/neon-beat-on-radio-george-52013.html

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Georgia Gibbs launches this hour with a rousing version of "Kiss Of Fire." Then we grab a flight to the moon with Tony Bennett. Listen to Frank Sinatra sing a good old sing along standard "I've Got The World On A String." Enjoy a fun novelty number by the great Leroy Anderson that became the theme for The Late Show in the 1960's, "the Syncopated Clock." We'll play another great period instrumental by Percy Faith, "The Song From Moulin Rouge." Hear Kay Starr's "Side by Side," Laugh a little with the Playmates "Beep Beep." Johnny Mathis, Eartha Kitt, Dean Martin and more. http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

Neon Beat on Radio George - 6.4.13

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Frank Sinatra kicks of this hour with an ol Les Brown hit, "How Bout You?" Then "We'll Sing In The Sunshine" with New Zealander, Gale Garnett. Enjoy Henry Mancini's "Baby Elephant Walk." Laugh a little with Allen Sherman's "Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah." Listen to a smooth croon as Nat King Cole sings "The Very Thought Of You." Listen to a great instrumental hit from the film "Picnic" played by Morris Stoloff. Hear Marty Robbins, Brenda Lee, Bobby Darin and more. All at.. http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/ have a great week kids!

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Dean Martin launches this hour with a song he performed in "Oceans 11" Peggy Lee throws the tempo into high gear for "Come Back To Me" Hear a WW2 favorite jazz piece by Nat King Cole, "Straighten Up & Fly Right." Sinatra sings "Your Getting To Be Habit With Me." Robert Goulet sings his signature hit from "Camelot." Listen to The Mills Brothers perform "Standing On The Corner." Hear Ray Charles, Harry James, Rick Nelson and more.

On The Neon Beat this week, Juke 3: Rosemary Clooney opens this set with what one reviewer called "the perfect theatre song" "April In Paris." The Four Preps follow up with their biggest chart hit, "26 Miles." Tony Bennett sings his signature song about San Francisco. Listen to Connie Francis with a tender version of "Embraceable You." Hear a song written by Willie Nelson, and a huge charting hit for Patsy Cline, "Crazy." We'll play Bobby Vinton, Frankie Avalon, Georgia Gibbs "the Hula Hoop Song" and more. All at http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

Monday, May 20, 2013

Neon Beat on Radio George - 5.20.13


On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Hang on to your hat as Caterina Valente kicks off this hour with a great Xavier Cugat hit called, "The Breeze And I." Frank Sinatra is next with "Learnin' The Blues." Hear a lovely rendition of the song "Eternally" by Sarah Vaughan. Listen to Billie Holliday's version of the song "All Of Me." Bobbie Darin proves "I Got Rhythm" with a swingin' version of that song. Hear Petula Clark's "This Is My Song", Mancini's "The Pink Panther Theme," Nat King Cole, Al Martino and more.

On The Neon Beat this week, Juke 2: Dean Martin launches this set with "Powder your Face With Sunshine." The Ames Brothers follow up with a great Tommy Dorsey standard. Hear, what was the last high charting hit for Peggy Lee featuring an orchestra directed by songwriter Randy Newman, "Is That All There Is." Then listen to Sammy Davis & Count Basie fire up a steamy Peg hit, "She's A Woman." We'll play Tom Jones "Help Yourself", Lena Horne's "Stormy Weather," Tony Bennett, The Statler Brothers, Paul Mauriat and a lot more.

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Robert Goulet kicks off this hour with his 1965 hit, "Summer Sounds." Then we scoot ahead a year to hear Nancy Sinatra's hit, "Sugar Town." Hear some period instrumentals with Bert Kaempfert and Sounds Orchestral. We do a little "Walking After Midnight" with Patsy Cline. Hear "The Glow Worm" by The Mills Bros. Also some great folk memories with Peter Paul & Mary and The Serendipity Singers. Hear Pat Boone, Glen Campbell, The Pony Tails, Perry Como and more.

Neon Beat on Radio George - 5.13.13


On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Frank Sinatra opens this set with "Swinging Down The Lane." Peggy Lee (oft described as Frank's female counterpart) sings "I'm A Woman." Hear the Polish Prince with "Blue On Blue." The Mills Bros sing an old Bob Wills favorite called "Across The Allley From The Alamo." Nat King Cole spells out that wonderful word, "L.O.V.E" Henry Mancini plays a theme from a TV show that lasted less than one season, but the record was a hit, "Mr. Lucky." Listen to a great old razzy jazzy instrumental by Bill Doggett, "Honey Tonk." Hear Al Hirt, Patti Page, Carpenters, Perry Como and much mo.

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: We "Hit The Road Jack" with Ray Charles as we kick off this hour. The Lettermen follow with a hit song of the 1960's called "Going Out Of My Head." Perry Como sings his great comeback hit, "It's Impossible." Frank Sinatra sings a great jazz standard called, "The Lady Is A Tramp." Hear Vic Damone with a song from "The Sound Of Music." The Marvelous Marilyn Maye sings a great song from "Kismet." Hear the classic song by Nat King Cole that defined an era. Listen to songs by Eydie Gormet, Andy Williams, Sarah Vaughan, Annette Funicello and lots more.

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Brook Benton unloads the gospel gun with a great arrangement of "Shadrack" to open this hour. Tony Bennett follows with a tender rendition of "Because Of You." Hear Jackie DeShannon with "Put A Little Love In Your Heart." Ed Ames sings one of his most beloved songs from a period play called "I Do, I Do," My Cup Runneth Over." Dionne Warwick performs a Burt Bacharach fav called, "I'll Never Fall In Love Again." Hear a western sweep with Peggy Lee, Glen Campbell, & Gene Pitney. Listen to Ella Fitz, Buddy Clark, Nat Cole and more on http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/


Monday, April 29, 2013

Neon Beat on Radio George - 4.29.13

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Anita O'Day opens this hour with some west coast jazz, "Let's Face The Music & Dance." Dean Martin and the Four Lads are next with a great Frank Loesser song, "Standing On The Corner." Ella Fitzgerald follows up with "I Get A Kick Out Of You." Then enjoy some rat pack fun with Sammy Davis Jr. and Frank Sinatra, as they do a couple of takes of, "Me And My shadow." Hear some great big band with Les Brown's "Leap Frog", Vic Damone, The McGuire Sisters, Dionne Warwick and much mo.. at: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/ Have a great week kids!

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Rosemary Clooney blasts on to your speaker with a rousing version of "Everything's Coming Up Roses." (Rosie) The Mike Curb Congregation sings a theme from a period Clint Eastwood film. Hear Johnny Mathis, "What Will My Mary Say?" Tony Bennett sings "The Best Is Yet To Come." We'll play the one hit wonder record from 1958 for Art and Dotty Todd, "Chanson D' Amour." Hear Dean Martin's "Memories Are Made Of This", Bruce Chanel's "Hey Baby," Eydie Gormet, Sinatra and moe..

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Sarah Vaughan kicks off this hour with "How High The Moon." Engelbert Humperdinck follows up with a romantic comeback hit from 1978, "After The Loving." Laugh a little with the great Phil Harris with his novelty hit, "44 Sycamore." Frank Sinatra jumps in there with "Can I Steal A Little Love." We go up a "Lazy River" with Oklahoman, Kay Starr. Hear Tony Bennett's "I Wanna Be Around", The Mills Brothers, Nat King Cole, Bing Crosby and lots more. Go to.. http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

Neon Beat on Radio George - 4.22.13


On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Steve and Eydie launch this set with a great Glenn Miller hit, "I've Got A Gal In Kalamazoo." Sammy Davis Jr sings a song from the play, "Stop The World, I Wanna Get Off." Listen to the lovely Jo Stafford sing "Symphony." Dean Martin sings his signature hit, "Everybody Loves Somebody." Pack your bags and hear "Come Fly With Me" sung by Frank Sinatra. Natalie Cole sings a great Ella Fitz standard, "A Tisket, A Tasket." Enjoy some great big band with Benny Goodman doing "Jumping At The Woodside." Hear The Mills Bros, Johnny Mathis' "Misty," Robert Goulet, Neil Diamond and more.

On The Neon Beat this week, Juke 2: Tom Jones kicks off this hour with "Daughter Of Darkness." Herb Alpert follows with some 1967 film music from "Casino Royale." Listen to a Cole Porter selection by Tony Bennett, "Night & Day." Perry Como sings the song about the dance that Papa loved. (Mama too) We'll play a requested number by Gene Kelly, "Singing In the Rain." Bette Midler sings a Peggy Lee hit called "Allright Ok You Win!" And we'll bring in Peggy with "Big Spender." Listen to Matt Monro, Engelbert Humperdinck, Della Reese and lots more.

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Ella Fitzgerald opens this set with an uptempo Irving Berlin song, "Pick Yourself Up." Sammy Davis Jr. and the Mike Curb Congregation perform a song from Willy Wonka that you can taste. Enjoy some instrumental selections from Frank Mills and Si Zentner. Hear "Small World" by Johnny Mathis. A lovely piece by Nat King Cole, "Our Love Is Here To Stay." A great Jerome Kern selection by the Marvelous Marilyn Maye. Listen to The Lettermen, Dean Martin's "Houston", Kay Starr, Sinatra and more. go to... http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/ 

Neon Beat on Radio George - 4.15.13


On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Patti Page launches this hour with a playful song of redemption from "The Pajama Game." Nat King Cole is next with an old Johnny Ray hit called "Walking My Baby Back Home." Listen to Frank Sinatra croon a favorite torch song called "In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning." Ella Fitzgerald sings "I got Rhythm!" We'll climb aboard a butterfly with a "Dreamers Holiday" with Perry Como and The Fontane Sisters." And this hour we pay tribute to the passing of Annette Funicello with several of her hit singles. Hear Johnny Mathis, Dean Martin, and Marilyn Monroe with Mel Torme with "My Heart Belongs To Daddy." All at... http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/ Enjoy!

On The Neon Beat this week, Juke 2: The Crew Cuts launch this hour with their signature hit, "Sh Boom." Frank Sinatra croons his great romantic single, "Strangers In The Night." We'll enjoy some period folk music with The Kingston Trio and Judy Collins. Enjoy a little "Doodlin' Song" with Peggy Lee. We'll team up Ella Fitzgerald with Satchmo for an Irving Berlin favorite from "Top Hat," "Isn't It A Lovely Day." We'll also laugh a little and pay tribute to a great improvisational stand up comedian who passed last week, "Jonathan Winters. Hear Perry Como, Nat Cole, Bobby Vinton, The Four Preps and more.

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: We kick off this hour with a Hoagy Charmichael song sung by Rosemary Clooney backed by Harry James. Vaughn Monroe follows up with his signature hit, "Racing With The Moon." Listen to Bobby Darin's "Dream Lover." Hear Doris Day's 1958 chart toe tapper called, "Everybody Loves A Lover" followed with Nat King Cole's "Mona Lisa. Hear some great instrumental selections with Glen Gray performing "Begin The Beguine" and Leroy Anderson's "Blue Tango." Listen to Ray Charles, Andy Williams, Ella Fitzgerald and lots more. http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Neon Beat on Radio George - 4.10.13


On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Kay Starr rolls out this hour with an uptempo blues/jazz standard taken from one of her best albums, "Night Train." Frank Sinatra follows up with a little "Witchcraft." Listen to Harry James with a big band standard sung by Helen Forest, "I've Heard That Song Before." Hear a lovely piece performed by Jo Stafford with Paul Weston's Orch (her husband), "You Belong To Me." Rise up for that "great gettin' up morning" with Louis Armstrong's "When The Saints Go Marching In." Hear Dean Martin's "Chapel In The Moonlight", Tony Bennett's "Sing You Sinners!", Connie Francis, Jack Jones and mo' Join in the gatherin'!

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Perry Como kicks off the hour with one of his stabs at picking up the new up & coming beat of the day..rock n' roll. Perry's 1955 hit called "Tina Marie." Peggy Lee follows with her signature 1958 chart buster, "Fever." Hear the great New Orleans trumpet of Al Hirt playing "Cotton Candy." Vic Damone sings a song from the Broadway play, "Pal Joey." Make way for the "Chattanooga Choo Choo" with the Glenn Miller Orchestra. Hear Tony Bennett & Count Basie perform a song about that "toddlin' town." Hear The Lettermen, Al Martino, Dionne Warwick and more.

On The Neon Beat this week Juke 3: We open this hour with a little salsa version of "Sway" with Prez Prado and Rosemary Clooney. Then we enjoy a Broadway selection with the Four Lads, "Together Wherever We Go." Hear Bobby Darin's classic 1959 hit, "Mack The Knife" Frank Sinatra sings a tender song called "Cycles" from the pen of Rod McKuen. Some instrumental gold from Herb Alpert & the TJB, Horst Jankowski's "Walk In The Black Forest", "Hank" Mancini's "Mr. Lucky." A James Bond set with Shirley Bassey and Tom Jones. These and more including your congenial host's comments and observations. :) http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

Neon Beat on Radio George - 4.1.13


On The Neon Beat his week, Jukebox 1: Oklahoman Kay Starr launches juke 1 with her 1952 hit song, "Side By Side." The boys from Boston, (The Ames Brothers) sing a "Melodie' D' Amour." Vic Damone sings a song from the film "My Fair Lady." We get our "Moonglow" on with Doris Day. Laugh a little with Bing Crosby and Bob Hope from one of the "road movies" as they sing, "Put It There Pal." We'll turn up the thermostat with Ella Fitzgerald as she sings, "It's Too Darned HOT!" Hear Frank Sinatra's "I've Got You Under My Skin." Listen to Sammy Davis, Robert Goulet, Lou Rawls, Debbie Reynolds, and a lot more.

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: The Platters open up this hour with "Twilight Time." Enjoy a little salsa with Perez Prado's "Patricia" and Peggy Lee's "L8R Is Good Enough For Me." Perry Como remembers some "Magic Moments" with his 1958 charting hit. Listen to Nat King Cole croon a great old Ray Noble hit, "The Very Thought Of You." Connie Francis sings the theme to a period film called, "Where The Boys Are." Recall songs from tales of the western gunfighters with Hugo Montenegro, Loren Green and Gene Pitney. Hear Mel Torme, Barbra Streisand, Glen Campbell and more.

On The Neon Beat this week, Juke 3: Patti Page starts this great set with her female version of the John Hartford hit, "Gentle On My Mind." Then listen to some classic film music with Henry Mancini, "Darling Lili." Enjoy Tony Bennett with a lush arrangement of "Love Look Away." Dean Martin and the chorus do "Mambo Italiano." Hear one of E. Humperdinck's big charting hits, "Release Me." Bette Midler & Barry Manilow team up with a Peggy Lee hit, "I Love Being Here With You." Listen to Brook Benton, McGuire Sisters, Nat King Cole, Vikki Carr and lots more. http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

Neon Beat on Radio George - 3.25.13


On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Roger Whittaker's beautiful 1975 hit opens this set with, "The Last Farewell." We'll hear Karen and Richard Carpenter with "Only Yesterday" followed by a lovely ballad to the American housewife by Glen Campbell. We'll hear what one reviewer called "the perfect theatre song" sung by Rosemary Clooney, "April In Paris." Hear some fun live big band with Count Basie and Ted Williams, "Smack Dab In The Middle." Hear Tennessee Ernie Ford's great chart hit from the coal mines of Kentucky as he sings, "Sixteen Tons." Listen to Kay Starr, Bobby Vinton, Nat King Cole, Bobby Goldsboro and more.

On The Neon Beat this week, Juke 2: Engelbert Humperdinck launches this hour with his great chart hit, "The Last Waltz." Then we get our hootenanny on with a 1963 hit from The Rooftop Singers, "Walk Right In." Enjoy some Dean Martin singin' "Little Ol' Wine Drinker him." Kc's Marilyn Maye, sings a wonderful Broadway selection called "Sherry" based on the play "the man who came to dinner." Hear a great film selection from Marilyn Monroe, "Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend." Listen to Mel Torme, The Everly Brothers, The Mills Brothers, Steve and Eydie and lots more.

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Dinah Shore kicks off this hour with a fun hit recording with her and the chorale group singing, "I Aint' Down Yet." Frank Sinatra follows up with "I've Got The World On A String." Listen to a great Johnny Mercer song performed by Bing Crosby & the Andrews Sisters as we "Accentuate The Positive." Next, hear one of several songs that made the hall of fame for Doris Day, "Secret Love." Hear some great big band with the Glenn Miller Orch, "String Of Pearls." Nat King Cole's "Ramblin Rose", Keely Smith, Pat Boone, Peggy Lee and lot's more. http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

Monday, March 18, 2013

Neon Beat on Radio George - 3.18.13


On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Tony Bennett launches this segment of The NB with "Rags To Riches." Then hear some great soul with Brook Benton's "Rainy Night In Georgia." Vikki Carr approaches the neurotic edge with her big hit, "It MUST Be Him." Hear Robert Goulet sing a fun Broadway/Film hit called "Real Live Girl." Enjoy Frank Sinatra's "Strangers In The Night." Listen to some classy jazz piano with Morris Stoloff's "Theme From Picnic." Hear Frankie Valli, Johnny Mathis, Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles, & Leroy Anderson's "Plink, Plank, Plunk. These and more!http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

On The Neon Beat this week, Juke 2: Barbra Streisand kicks off this hour with some great Broadway music from "West Side Story." Michael Buble follows with a great jazz standard, "I've Got The World On A String." Hear Sarah Vaughan with a lovely rendition of "Someone To Watch Over Me." Then "Help Yourself" To Tom Jones followed by some great big band with Harry James with Helen Forest. Listen to the Nat King Cole hit that defined an era, "Unforgettable." Listen to The Marvelous Marilyn Maye, Dionne Warwick, Johnny Mercer, Patsy Cline and lots more.

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: We'll kick this hour off with, what was, Matt Monro's biggest stateside hit, "My Kind Of Girl." The King Of Mambo follows up with "Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom White," Pres Prado. Tony Bennett is next with his lovely version of "Fly Me To The Moon." Hear Les Brown with Doris Day do some great Gershwin with "S' Wonderful." Listen to Dean Martin's signature hit, "That's Amore'" Hear Frank Sinatra's "Strangers In The Night," Andy Williams, Debbie Reynolds, the Platters and much more. http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

Thursday, February 28, 2013

The Neon Beat on Radio George - February 25, 2013

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: An award winning song by Frank Sinatra kicks off this hour called, "High Hopes." Then we play some songs to help warm you up. Peggy Lee's "Fever" and The Ames Bros with, "I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm." Then listen to Nat Cole's "That Sunday That Summer." Hear a good old Irish favorite by Bing Crosby, "Galway Bay." Enjoy a classic by Doris Day from Alfred Hitchcock's "The Man Who Knew Too Much." Hear Henry Mancini's "Baby Elephant Walk", Johnny Mathis, Andy Williams, Bert Kaempfert, Johnny Horton's "Sink The Bismark" and more!

This week on the Neon Beat, Jukebox 2: This hour opens with a sweet song from 1953 by Nat King Cole, "Pretend." The Four Aces follow up with a great Harold Arlen song called, "Let's Fall In Love." Listen to a great film song with Judy Garland from the movie, "The Harvey Girls." Hear some great big band with Benny Goodman followed by Frank Sinatra's "Witchcraft." Perry Como takes down his "soup and fish" with the Fontaine Sisters as they do a polka number called, "Hoop De Doo." Hear the Four Preps with "26 Miles", Ella Fitzgerald, Robert Goulet, Paul Mauriat and more.

The week on The Neon Beat, Juke 3: Dean Martin open this hour's set with "Just In Time." Then we do some "Jump Shoutin' and Boogie'in" with Barry Manilow. Listen to one of the great period ballad singers, Vic Damone with "An Affair To Remember." We take a trip down the mother road with Nat King Cole as we get our kicks on "Route 66." Listen to one of Patti Page's biggest chart hits, "The Tennessee Waltz." Hear Dionne Warwick's "I Say A Little Prayer", Tom Jones, Frankie Laine, The Lettermen and lots more. http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The Neon Beat on Radio George - February 19, 2013

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: This hour of the NB kicks off with The King Of Swing, Benny Goodman with his radio show theme, "Let's Dance!" Nat King Cole follows up with his 1957 play for a rock n' roll hit called "Send For Me." Listen to Judy Collins sing a lovely Joni Mitchell song, "Both Sides Now." Hear Dennis Yost and The Classics 4 with one of their hits, "Spooky." Listen to Robert Goulet with his signature hit from Camelot. Enjoy a great song by Judy Garland, "I Got Rhythm." Hear Rose Clooney, Mel Carter, Ella Fitzgerald and more.

On The Neon Beat this week, Juke 2: Tony Bennett opens this hour with a fun and flippant song called, "Firefly." We'll hear Sammy Davis Jr. do a period film song, ala Vegas, called, "On A Clear Day." (note the dated airline reference) Barbra Streisand sings a song written in part by Truman Capote called "A Sleeping Bee." Hear Glen Campbell's "Galveston." Enjoy some more film music by Henry Mancini, "the Pink Panther Theme." Hear two great trumpet players play some hit tracks. Al Hirt and Louis Armstrong. Listen to the Carpenters, Ray Charles, Trini Lopez and more.

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Get your Elvis on as we launch this hour with Elvis Presley's "Wear My Ring." Marilyn Maye then kicks the show into higher gear with "Step To The Rear." Hear some great film music by The Mike Curb Congregation with the theme from a Clint Eastwood movie. Dean Martin sings, "Cry Like A Baby." Listen to Jimmie Rogers as he sings a song that is now the name for a Post breakfast cereal. Hear some great big band with Harry James. Listen to Burl Ives, Dusty Springfield, Nat King Cole, and lots more. http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

The Neon Beat on Radio George - February 11, 2013

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Frank Sinatra begins a latin set with "South of The Border" followed by Herb Alpert and The Kingston Trio. Hear one of the best ballad singers of the era singing "There I've Said It Again, " Mr. Vic Damone. We'll hear Kay Starr's, "Talking To The Man Upstairs." We'll play a great 1966 piano instrumental with Horst Jankowski as we take "A Walk In the Black Forest." Listen to a sultry Kris Kristofferson song sung by Sammi Smith, "Help Me Make It Thru The Night." Burl Ives sings "Little Bitty Tear." Hear Tony Bennett, Lee Hazelwood with Nancy Sinatra, Si Zentner, Engelbert Humperdinck, and more.

On The Neon Beat this week, Juke 2: Perry Como kicks off this hour with his 1956 hit with the Ray Charles Singers, "Hot Diggity." Then,the RC Singers follow with their 1960 chart topper, "Love Me With All Your Heart." Listen to Rosemary Clooney with a song from "The Pajama Game." Nat King Cole croons a lovely song called, "Tenderly." The Marvelous Marilyn Maye sings, "Make Your Own Kind Of Music." (make a joyful noise kids :) We'll play "Don't Sleep In The Subway" by Pet Clark. Hear Tony Bennett wtih Count Basie, Dean Martin, Fats Domino, The Platters and lot's mo.

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: The McGuire Sisters open this set with their biggest chart hit from 1955, "Sugartime." The Ames Brothers follow up with a vocal take on the old Charlie Barnett hit from the big band era. Hear Dean Martin's "You're Nobody Til Somebody Loves You." Listen to Frank Sinatra with a song from that 1961 Swingin' Session album, "S'posin." We'll play a song from a cult film of the 1960's, "Valley Of The Dolls." The theme sung by Dionne Warwick. Hear Patti Page, Oliver, Les Baxter, a tender island ballad by Harry Belafonte and more. http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

Monday, February 4, 2013

Neon Beat on Radio George - 2.4.13

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: The Opera-ettic voice of Ed Ames kicks off this hour with a powerful song from "Man Of La Mancha." Tony Bennett is next with the Mitch Miller gang singing a song from "Bye Bye Birdie." Get your "shoo be doo lang lang's" on with the Carpenters as they sing, "Yesterday Once More." Frank Sinatra and Nelson Riddle team up for the song, "It Was A Very Good Year." Listen to some classic Elmer Berstein with "Theme From The Magnificent 7" Hear Rosemary Clooney, The Everly Bros, Kay Starr, Roger Whittaker and more...

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Peggy Lee begins this hour with a steamin' version of "Come Back To Me." Les Baxter and his Capitol Records Orch. follows with "Wake the Town & Tell the People." Listen to Judy Garland sing "The Trolly Song." Nat King Cole warms things up remembering "Those Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer." Hear some great big band with Glenn Miller and Glen Gray's Casa Loma Orchestra. Listen to Vic Damone, Dick Haymes, Ella Fitzgerald and lots more.

On The Neon Beat this week, Juke 3: Kay Starr's "Wheel Of Fortune" launches this hour followed up by Johnny Mathis singing, "Venus." Hear some 1963 film music from "Charade" with Henry Mancini. Enjoy some laughs listening to a 63 vinyl classic, "Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh" with Allen Sherman. We'll take er "Nice N' Easy" with Frank Sinatra. Listen to a lovely rendition of the song, "Symphony" with Jo Stafford. Hear Nat King Cole's, "Our Love Is Here To Stay." We'll play Sammy Davis, Louis Armstrong, Lena Horne and much more.. http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/
The Neon Beat is also heard on KCXL Kansas City, week nights from 6 to 8p and Sat. & Sun afternoons. On 1140 AM & FM 102.9.

Neon Beat on Radio George - 1.28.13

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Frank Sinatra launches this hour with a Johnny Mercer song "Too Marvelous For Words" used in a 1937 WB film, Ready Willing & Able. Then listen to some good jazz with Anita O'Day and her rendition of "Taking A Chance On Love." Hear a New Orleans set with Fats Domino and Al Hirt. Listen to the late Patti Page singing, "Changing Partners." Hear The Marvelous Marilyn Maye with her signature hit, "Cabaret!" Introducing a new KC talent, Rob McHenry with a great Lou Rawls cover. Hear Frankie Laine, Wayne Newton, Peter Paul and Mary and much more...

On The Neon Beat this-a week, Juke 2: Robert Goulet kicks of this hour with his 1963 hit, "Summer Sounds." Engelbert Humperdinck follows up with his 1976 comeback hit, "After The Loving." Listen to Dusty Springfield sing her hit from the film Casino Royale, "The Look Of Love." Enjoy "An Evening In Roma" with Dean Martin. Listen to a 1961 standard, "Wonderland By Night" by Bert Kaempfert. The Four Lads sing a Broadway standard from West Side Story. Have your ID ready as we get "Busted" with Ray Charles. Hear Peggy Lee, Bent Fabric's "alley cat", Sergio Mendez and mo.

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: This hour opens with a steamy number from GI Joe, "Make Love To Me." The Ames Bros follow up with a great Judy Garland/Harry James hit, "You Made Me Love You." Hear a 1951 chart hit for Nat King Cole, "Nature Boy." Dean Martin sings a 1965 song called, "In The Chapel In The Moonlight." Hear a tender ballad from Tony Bennett, "Love theme from The Sandpiper." Perry Como sings a song from "South Pacific." Listen to Ella Fitzgerald, Henry Mancini, Mills Bros, Bing Crosby & Satchmo. These and more at.. http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

Neon Beat on Radio George - 1.22.13

This week on The Neon Beat Jukebox 1: Sammy Davis Jr. kicks off this hour with a Broadway hit from "Stop The World".."Someone Nice Like You." Hear Jackie DeShannon with "Put A Little Love In Your Heart." Listen to Frank Sinatra with a great Les Brown hit, "How Bout You?" Barbra Streisand sings "Second Hand Rose." Listen to a KC native sing his 1959 hit, "Primrose Lane," Mr. Jerry Wallace. Hear Tom Jones sing a great Mel Tillis hit, "Detroit City." Listen to the stirring voice of Tony Martin croon an old Eddy Howard hit, "To Each His Own." Hear The Lettermen, Jo Stafford & Johnny Mercer, Steve & Eydie and lotsa more.

On The Neon Beat this week Jukebox 2: Bing Crosby and Louis Armstrong team up for some great dixieland with "Way Down Yonder In New Orleans." Kay Starr follows for some fun admonition for you guys, "You Got Ta See Your Mama Every Night." Mel Torme sings a songbook fav. "All I Need Is The Girl." Hear the Ray Anthony Orch. belt out a TV theme from one of the most celebrated & parodied crime shows of all time, "Dragnet." Hear Tony Bennett's smooth take on "Strangers In Paradise." Nat Cole sings "Lush Life." The Crew Cuts, "Sh Boom." Listen to Andy Williams, Connie Stevens, Perry Como and more.

On The Neon Beat this week Jukebox 3: This hour opens with a sweet Ames Brothers hit from 1953 based on an old German folk song. "You You You." A good old WW2 fav follows with The Andrews Sisters singing, "Rum and Coca Cola." Hear some great big band with Harry James and Helen Forest singing, "It's Been A Long Long Time." Listen to Phil Harris sing a song he did in a Disney film as Ballou the Bear. Hear a song right out of Stagedoor Canteen sung by Peggy Lee with Benny Goodman. Here Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Dean Martin, and old folk fav with Johnny Horton and lots more. great listening at: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Neon Beat on Radio George - 1.14.13

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Tony Bennett launches this hour with, "The Good Life." Listen to Canada's Michael Buble as he performs a good old Sinatra hit, "I've Got You Under My Skin." Dinah Washington sings her 1959 chart hit, "What A Difference A Day Makes." Enjoy a great big band standard with Les Brown & The Ames Bros singing, "Undecided." Gene Kelly and Judy Garland team up for a song from a film classic. Get your Elvis on with "Good Luck Charm." Listen to Trini Lopez, Andy Williams, Nat King Cole's "LOVE", Louis Prima and more...

On the Neon Beat this week, Juke 2: The Marvelous Marilyn Maye kicks off this hour with a great Jerome Kern song, "The Song Is You." Frank Sinatra follows up with "It Happened In Montrerrey." Hear a great ballad with Vic Damone, "Your'e Breaking My Heart." The first lady of swing, Ella Fitzgerald sings, "Do I Love You." Hear The Mills Brothers sing, "The Glow Worm." Enjoy some great Broadway with Louis Armstrong singing, "Mame." Hear Tony Martin, The Lettermen, Ferranti & Teicher, Tony Bennett and a lot more..

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: "Come To the Mardis Gras" with Bing Crosby & Rose Clooney starts out this set. Eydie Gormet follows up with "Fly Me To The Moon." Then "We're Comin' Home" with Mel Torme. Listen to the Nat King Cole Trio as they perform "Paper Moon." Listen to a fun hit by Doris Day, "A Guy Is A Guy." Hear some great big band by The Glenn Miller Orchestra, "Kalamazoo." Listen to Peggy Lee, The New Christy Minstrels, Glen Campbell & The Carpenters and lots more.. http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

Neon Beat on Radio George - 1.7.13

On This Hour Of The Neon Beat, Jukebox 1: A special hour as remember singer Patti Page. (who passed last week) This hour will feature some of her hits, along with some commentary and background on her astounding career. We'll also feature our usual "faire" of great period arists like Jim Reeves, Perry Como, Johnny Mathis, The Chordettes, Streisand, Bing Crosby and lots more. Great listening as we pull from the great hits of the 1940's, 50's and 60's.

On The Neon Beat this week, Juke 2: This hour opens with a fun novelty song featuring Connie Stevens and Edd Brynes (from 77 Sunset Strip) "Cookie Cookie." Dean Martin follows with one of his signature hits, "Everybody Loves Somebody." Rosemary Clooney sings "Sisters" with her sister Betty. (From "White Christmas) Frank Sinatra sings some great Cole Porter. "Let Yourself Go" with Ella Fitzgerald. Hear Tom Jones, Tony Bennett, The Lettermen, Paul Anka's "The Times Of Your Life."

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Bobby Darin launches this hour with his 1959 chart buster, "Mack The Knife." Then we board a beautiful balloon, as we fly "Up Up & Away" with the Fifth Dimension. Listen to a fun 1950's diddy by Georgia Gibbs called "Tweedle Dee." Hear some great Big Band as we do the "One O'Clock Jump" with Benny Goodman. Listen to Sammy Davis Jr. as he sings a broadway song from "Stop The World I Wanna Get Off." (What Kind Of Fool Am I?) Hear Doris Day, Ed Ames, Al Martino and lots more..http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Neon Beat on Radio George - 1.3.13

This week on The Neon Beat, Jukebox 1: Nat King Cole begins the hour with a rousing version of the jazz standard, "Avalon." Les Brown & his Band Of Renown teams up with The Ames Bros, for "Sentimental Journey." Enjoy the tight harmonies of The Chodettes with "Lolllipop." The Marvelous Marilyn Maye belts out a great Jerome Kern song that she performed on Johnny Carson. Hear "Come Fly With Me" by Frank Sinatra. Listen to Anita Kerr, Bobby Goldsboro, Bobby Vinton, Ella Fitzgerald and lot-sa more!

This week on The Neon Beat, Jukebox 2: Tom Jones kicks off this hour with his first stateside hit, "It's Not Unusual." Then we "Sway" with Dean Martin. Perry Como sings his great 1970 comeback hit, "It's Impossible." In memory of Patti Page (who passed this week) we'll play her female take on the Glen Campbell hit, "Gentle On My Mind." Hear actress Marilyn Monroe with "Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend." Frank Sinatra sings "Love & Marriage." Hear the McGuire Sisters, Pat Boone, The Lettermen, Robert Goulet and lots more..

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: This hour launches with a double speed take on "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" by Bette Midler. Tony Bennett takes the mic after the divine Ms. "M" with a great Cole Porter song. Listen to the great Errol Garner standard, "Misty." Andy Williams sings that old "Bilboa Song." Hear Nat Cole's "Mona Lisa." Enjoy the Annette Funicello" hit, "Pineapple Princess" Hear Doris Day, Ray Conniff, some great big band with Harry James, Dean Martin and more.

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Neon Beat on Radio George - 12.24.12

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Georgia Gibbs steams onto the stage and performs her hit, "Kiss Of Fire." Hear Louis Armstrong perform his version of a good old Pearl Bailey hit, "It Takes Two To Tango." Al Hirt toots a little honey in the horn with a toe tapper called, "Fancy Pants." Frank Sinatra croons one of his chart topping hits, "Strangers In The Night." Listen to a fun song and the reparte' between Bing Crosby & Judy Garland as they do, "Ya Tah Tah, Ya Tah Tah" (just as it looks) Listen to the Marvelous Marilyn Maye as she sings "Night Of My Nights" (from "Kismet") Hear Lou Rawls, Frank Mills, Julie London, Sammy Davis with Count Basie and lotsa more..

On The Neon Beat this week, Juke 2: Perez Prado launches the hour with "Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom White" featuring that great trumpet solo by Billy Regis. Nat King Cole performs live in Vegas singing "The Continental." We remember some film music as Connie Francis sings, "Where The Boys Are." Hear Dean Martin's 1956 hit, "Memories Are Made Of This." Mary Martin performs a hit standard that launched her career. "My Heart Belongs To Daddy." Listen to Ed Ames, The Mills Bros, Paul Anka, Patti Page, Engelbert Humperdinck and a lot more...

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Dinah Washington kicks off this hour with a sassy little number called "Is You Is, Or Is You Aint." Then Tony Bennett takes the pulpit with "Sing You Sinners !!" Hear Rosemary Clooney sing along with The Harry James Orchestra "In The Cool Cool Of The Evening." Bing Crosby teams up with the Andrews Sisters for a great Johnny Mercer standard. Then we pair up Ella Fitz with Satchmo for "Isn't It A Lovely Day." Listen to Michael Buble, Peggy Lee, Kingston Trio, and "The Thing" by Phil Harris.

These and more at ... http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

Neon Beat on Radio George - 12.17.12

On this week's Neon Beat, Jukebox 1: The Four Lads kick off this hour with the Ray Conniff singers, "Put A Light In the Window." The Carpenters follow up with "It's Going To Take Some Time." Dean Martin cranks out a fun hit he sang in "Oceans Eleven." "Ain't Love A Kick In The Head." Listen to the tight harmonies of The Mills Bros, with, "Be My Life's Companion." Al Martino sings a war time favorite amoungst WW2 Allied and German soldiers. "Lili Marlene." We also include some Christmas favs with Judy Garland, Louis Armstrong, and Harry Belefonte.

On this week's Neon Beat, Jukebox 2: We open with a Bobby Darin favorite, "Dream Lover." Enjoy the "Swingin' Shepherd Blues" by the Moe Kauffman Septet. Glenn Yarborough follows up with a theme from a Steve McQueen movie. Here Frank Sinatra sing, "The World We Knew." Enjoy another film theme from Picnic with the McGuire Sisters. Barbra Streisand sings a 1964 song that was heard in the Disney film, "Pinnochio." Also hear some Holiday favs with Nat Cole, New Christy Minstrels, & Mitch Miller.

This week on The Neon Beat, Juke 3: This hour launches with a steamy classic by Eartha Kitt, "Cest Si Bon." (so good) Nat King Cole follows with his 1962 chart hit, "Ramblin' Rose." Hear the Carpenters with one of their 1970's chart hits, "Top Of The World." Listen to Frankie Avalon's "Venus." Ray Charles performs a great Hoagy Carmichael song. Listen to Tony Bennett's signature hit, "I Left My Heart In S.F." Hear Peggy Lee, Henry Mancini, including several seasonal fav's by Dean Martin, Robert Goulet & Jim Nabors.

Right here.. http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/